Supercaliber SL 9.6 is a carbon cross-country mountain bike built for rocketing over singletrack and scorching the way to the finish line. It's built with a carbon frame that balances stiffness with compliance for power when you need it most, while IsoStrut rear suspension gives you just enough squish to soften the blow through the rough terrain peppering modern XC courses. It comes ready to rip with a 12-speed Shimano SLX drivetrain, so you've got a gear for every climb and breakaway.
It's right for you if...
You're looking for a cross-country race bike and want a little suspension to sweeten the ride. You want the benefits of a carbon frame and IsoStrut, and want workhorse components you can count on and upgrade over time.
The tech you get
An SL OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with modern XC geometry. 110mm of front suspension from a RockShox Recon Gold RL fork with DebonAir spring and Motion Control damper, and 80mm of IsoStrut rear suspension from a RockShox SIDLuxe shock. A Shimano drivetrain with a blend of Dore and SLX components, OCLV Carbon handlebars, and a Bontrager Line Dropper post. Plus, the reliable stopping power for Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
The final word
If you're at home between the tape and want an XC steed that can keep up, Supercaliber SL 9.6 is for you. It's bred for cross-country, with modern race geometry and just enough supple suspension to smooth out the rough stuff and keep you hammering until you cross the line.
Why you'll love it
- You get a 110mm fork and 80mm of IsoStrut rear suspension that partners with slacker, capable geometry for handling the roots and rocks of modern XC courses
- IsoStrut gives you tunable, damped suspension without missing out on efficiency for hammering up climbs at top speed
- The frame's SL OCLV Mountain Carbon gives you the vibration damping and stiff responsiveness of carbon with a smaller price tag
- Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter
- The 12-speed Shimano drivetrain gives you a huge range of gears, so you can ease the ups in the big ring or stomp to the front in the flats
|Frame size letter||S||M||ML||L||XL|
|A — Seat tube||39.5||42||44||46||52.5|
|B — Seat tube angle||70.5°||71.0°||71.0°||71.5°||71.5°|
|Effective seat tube angle||74.5°||74.5°||74.5°||74.5°||74.5°|
|C — Head tube length||9||9||9||10||12.5|
|D — Head angle||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°|
|E — Effective top tube||57.1||59.2||60.5||62.2||66.3|
|F — Bottom bracket height||32.7||32.7||32.7||32.7||32.7|
|G — Bottom bracket drop||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6|
|H — Chainstay length||43.5||43.5||43.5||43.5||43.5|
|I — Offset||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3|
|J — Trail||10.9||10.9||10.9||10.9||10.9|
|K — Wheelbase||111.3||113.8||115.3||117.2||121.7|
|L — Standover||76||77.2||77.2||77.2||77.2|
|M — Frame reach||41||43.5||45||46.5||50|
|N — Frame stack||59||59||59||59.9||62.2|
|Rider Height||155 - 165 cm
5'1" - 5'5"
|165 - 176 cm
5'5" - 5'9"
|173 - 180 cm
5'8" - 5'11"
|177 - 188 cm
5'10" - 6'2"
|188 - 195 cm
6'2" - 6'5"
|Inseam||74 - 78 cm
29" - 31"
|79 - 83 cm
31" - 33"
|81 - 86 cm
32" - 34"
|84 - 89 cm
33" - 35"
|89 - 91 cm
35" - 36"
|Frame||SL OCLV Mountain Carbon, IsoStrut, UDH, 80mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 110mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Trek IsoStrut, RockShox SIDLuxe, 2-position remote damper|
Front: Bontrager Kovee Comp 23, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager Kovee Comp 23, Tubeless Ready, Shimano Microspline freehub, Rapid Drive 108, Boost148
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit|
Size: S, M Shimano MT512, 32T, 55mm chainline, 170mm
Size: M/L, L, XL Shimano MT512, 32T, 55mm chainline, 175mm
|Chainrings||1x: 38T, min 30T|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100, long cage|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12 speed|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT501 lever, MT500 caliper|
Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL Shimano RT54, centerlock, 160mm
Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL Shimano RT54, centerlock, 180mm
Size: S Bontrager Comp, alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
Size: M, M/L, L, XL Bontrager Rhythm Comp, alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
Size: S Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 50mm length
Size: M, M/L Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length
Size: L Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
Size: XL Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
|Headset||FSA IS-2, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
Size: S Bontrager Line Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6mm, 310mm length
Size: M, M/L Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6mm, 410mm length
Size: L, XL Bontrager Line Dropper, 170mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6mm, 450mm length
|Saddle||Bontrager Verse Comp, steel rails, 145mm width|
* Subject to change without notice.